229 – Richmond II: Fueled by Fireball

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Richmond Raceway hosted Week 2 of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs over the weekend and Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft return to cover all that went down on the short track.

The gang starts by discussing the special patriotic tributes performed by the track as Saturday’s races fell on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Then they debate the quality of the race, as Brett challenges producer Jason Schultz’s tweet from Saturday night. Plus, hear what the spotters thought when Kurt Busch’s early race wreck resembled Jerry Nadeau’s from the early 2000s at Richmond.

Before spot on, spot off begins – the spotters open the liquid courage that presenting sponsor Offerpad delivered for the show. And the ensuing conversations do not disappoint.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. returned behind the wheel in the Xfinity Series race at Richmond and T.J. paired up with his former driver once again. Hear what T.J. thought when Dale yelled at him for providing lap times and how he responded to the advice T.J. shared leading into the race.

Martin Truex Jr.’s race started rough as he was penalized for beating pole sitter Denny Hamlin to the line. Post-race, Truex questioned what his response should have been to avoid the penalty. The spotters weigh in on what needs to happen in that situation for drivers to not have to give up position.

Joe Gibbs Racing has started the playoffs strong with two consecutive victories. The crew analyzes why they were so good on Saturday night and their outlook heading into the remaining post-season races. Will they present a challenge to Hendrick Motorsports moving forward? The crew debates.

After this weekend’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway, four drivers will be eliminated from championship contention. Who’s in trouble? What needs to happen for teams to advance through the first elimination race? Who will make it? The spotters share their opinions.

With the 2022 NASCAR schedule expected to be released this week, the guys share rumors they’re hearing. Plus, they discuss whether any track on the schedule deserves more than one date.

In Reaction Theatre, hear T.J. respond to getting called out by Dale Jr., what fans thought about the quality of Saturday night’s race, and more.

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